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-year-old andy lopez. typically the police do not released information about an officer involved shooting like this one. but there are serious concerns that tempers might boil over so police are trying to be as transparent as possible. >> tonight's demonstration swelled to 1500 people in santa rosa's courthouse square. >> this hurts me. it is something painful for me and for everybody. >> demonstrators areville -- are villa fying them after new details were released the way he shot and killed andy lopez. >> we believe the time period between the time the deputy hold his dispatcher what his observations were and the time he advised on the radio shots were fired was 10 seconds. >> and i cannot understand how this happened in such a short, short time, 10 seconds and the boy is murdered. >> they spotted lopez carrying this rifle that looks like an ak47. >> he yelled at the subject two teams to drop the weapon. the subject did not do that. he turned to face the deputies. >> that's when the mizell of andy's gun was pointed at him and he fired eight shots striking andy seven times. >> t
school and joined hundreds of protestor and it culminated with the funeral for andy lopez. it was impossible for people to hide their pain as the casket of 13-year-old andy lopez was lead out of the resurrection church in santa rosa. more than 600 people were here, classmates, strangers and the family including his heart broken parents. his funeral mass was in spanish with a message that resonated with friends. >> he was too young. he didn't deserve that. he is gone, but he is here spiritual. >> lopez was shot to death as he was walking near his home. he was carrying a toy rifle made to look like an ak47. sonoma county sheriff deputies stopped him and told him to drop the gun, they say. deputy opened fire claiming the boy turned toward them with the realistic gun in his hand. >> i don't blame the officer or the child. >> he joined the few dozen people who converged on the memorial. some of whom came directly from the funeral. >> we need to learn to have more compassion in terms of the toys we let them play with. >> there was little sympathy during the two daytime rallies.
. relatives of andy lopez will announce a federal civil lights lawsuit against the deputy. this woman is due to appear in court to face charges of killing two people while driving. menlo park police claim she was drunk when she struck her -- him and his wife. and there is a sudden spike targeting students. there were three incidents on the cal campus sense wednesday. abc7 news reporter sergio is live to keep students safe. sergio? >> ama in the last month there has been a dozen cases and in all of them, students have been the victims and in most of the cases the robbers are of a the students' cell phones. the student leaders say something has to be done to make a uc berkeley campus safer. with more than a dozen muggings and other attacks on the uc berkeley campus in the last month, some students are taking steps to protect themselves. >> i actually have a pep -- pepper spray in my bag. it is pink. i have gotten it yesterday. i got it now because i am paranoid. >> the latest attack happened on thursday night at the faculty glade. an 18-year-old woman was grabbed from behind by a man while his
and killed by a sheriff's deputy gathered to thank the community for its support. andy lopez was shot while holding an air rifle that looked like an ak-47 rifle. >> reporter: as candles were arranged and a cross was adjusted at the memorial, it was not lost on a few people here that this weekend marks the day of the dead. >> is it a mexican tradition to every first and second of november to come and celebrate the dead or your loved ones who have passed away. >> reporter: andy lopez's parents were here for a couple of hours. they did not want to speak on camera be. you they did say they will be in san francisco on monday for a big announcement. they will be joining their team of attorneys monday to announce a federal civil lawsuit against sonoma county sheriff's department. they joined 100 people for a potluck dinner. organizers say they have no intention of connecting the death to the day of the dead but they want to support the family. >> we just want to remember andy. we don't want to talk about what happened but we just want to remember him. >> reporter: a family attorney says that the 1
to rally in the name of 13-year-old andy lopez in downtown santa rosa beginning at noon. today new information emerge about the deputy who shot lopez 7 times after the boy flashed a realistic air assault rifle at him. 48-year-old eric is a 24 year vet rap of the force and firearms instructor. he has written extensively on use of force by police advising officers to turn on the so-called gene when needed. >> new at 11:00 san jose resident meet tonight to talk about how to provide young people with alternative to gang life. this is the second of 4 planned meetings hosted by gang prevention task force. tonight participant also discussed the potential link between gangs and prostitution. the task force plans to take the input from the meetings to develop plan for 2014. >> the food network guy took the witness stand today to testify against the man accused of stealing his yellow lamborgini more than 2 years ago. prosecution asked guy if he ever gave 19-year-old max wade permission to at that time sports car. answer was no. wade is accused of breaking into a san francisco auto deal
was eric gale house. the same man who shot and killed 13-year-old an andy lopez. >> he realize that if he if shot a man or a kid, you know, there was possibility that he could have shot him as well so he was scared. >> he claims he was driving the bmw when gale house pulled him over for traffic stop and during the brief encounter the deputy pulled out a gun twice. gale house attorney said of the incident quote basesed on the deputy experience and training he was never will nil pull out the guchbility only if a need for it. earlier in an exclusive interview with 7 new news, he said he's sad by what happened but defend his actions. >> ak 47 with no markings that it was a replica gun that was point entered his direction. everything indicated that this was a real firearm and that mr. lopez was aware that the deputy were law enforcement. >> lopez family filed a claim against sonoma county. sheriff office failed to develop adequate training policy for the use of lethal force. in santa rosa, abc 7 news. >> happening now antioch police searching for the owner of 2 dog that attacked a group of
county sheriff deputies while he held an air soft rifle. andy lopez was shot and killed on tuesday. the line of mourners stretched out the door as people paid their respects to his family. lopez's classmates have joined protests to vent their anger about his death. today they remembered happier times. >> andy was full of smiles and stuff and just knowing he is not here anymore, it is sad. everyone in there is sad. if he was here everybody would be happy. >> lopez's bb gun was alongside a real ak47 rifle. the fbi has joined several agencies looking into the shooting. >>> tonight neighbors remembered a tragedy that took two young lives in danville 10 years ago. they died after a drunk driver hit them while they headed to a store with their mother carmen and two friends. troy was 10 and uh -- alana was seven. >> i don't think it will ever go away. we just learn to live with it. >> they pushed for laws making it harder for doctors to prescribe narcotics in california. they also launched a petition drive to get the measure on the ballot next year. the driver who killed them was high on
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